Spain’s ICT Iberica has started up the company’s fifth Valmet-supplied Advantage DCT tissue line.
The Advantage DCT 200HS machine includes an extensive automation package and was successfully started up at the company’s mill in Burgo, Spain.
It will add 70,000tpy of high-quality toilet, towel, facial, and napkin grades for the European market.
For the Burgo mill, the scope of delivery comprised a complete tissue production line including a stock preparation system and an Advantage DCT 200HS tissue machine.
It also included a two-layer OptiFlo Headbox, Advantage ReTurne energy recovery system, Advantage ViscoNip press and Advantage SoftReel reel, as well as Advantage AirCap hood, steam generator and a complete mill equipment system from bale handling to fan pumps.
ICT Group has been in the tissue business since 1978 and is a European market leader, specialising in premium products.
It operates ten paper machines in four European countries and its global production capacity currently amounts to about 540,000tpy, which will increase to 610,000 tonnes by the end of 2018 when the latest investment in Spain will be completed.